Queen Latifah keeps it cool and casual as she arrives at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to watch the day eight matches at the 2016 US Open on Monday (September 5) in the Queens borough of New York City.
The 46-year-old entertainer was joined by a group of friends, as well as Michael Strahan and Carmen Ejogo, who were also in attendance to watch the tennis championships.
Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, and many more are coming together to reveal 23 ways that you could be killed if you are black in America in this new video produced by Mic.
Some of the actions include “falling to signal a lane change,” “riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back,” “selling cigarettes outside of a corner store,” “riding a commuter train,” “walking home with a friend,” and more.
“Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness,” Alicia says at the end of the video.
“Listen, we all know our world is really tense right now,” Queen expressed during her honoree speech. “I’m hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way, and really do something to change our world. I don’t care how much or things I have, or Puff has, or Missy has… If I go outside and try to hail a cab and he passes me for the white woman standing right there, that racism is still alive and kicking. And we have to change that. I’m not blaming the white lady, she needed a cab too. I’m just saying we need to change this attitude.”
Queen Latifah – ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens’
FYI: Queen Latifah is wearing a custom Michael Costello gown.
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The next morning (July 8), Queen stopped by The Today Show to promote the flick and comment on the Dallas police shooting.
“It’s terrible, but we have to get real about it,” Queen expressed. “If we get real about it, we can deal with it. But if we want to act like, ‘Oh no, that’s their problem,’ and ‘This only happens here.’ No, it’s happening to all of us.”
“I’m Queen Latifah, but I’m black wherever I go,” Queen added. “I deal with the same experiences that other people deal with. I’m also the daughter of a cop, I’m also the sister of a cop, the cousin of a cop and the niece of cops. I don’t want the guns turned on police any more than I want the guns turned on us.”
Queen Latifah Talks ‘Ice Age’ Sequel, Minnesota Shooting on ‘TODAY’
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In case you don’t know, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball is an annual fundraiser that helps create a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.
FYI: Paula is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress. Selma is wearing a Christian Siriano dress.
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Queen Latifah is all smiles as she poses for photographs at The Television Academy’s panel discussion for NBC’s The Wiz Live! held at The Director’s Guild Of America on Wednesday (June 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.
“The fans are on another level, it’s incredible. But you know, we’ll have to wait and see,” Jussie expressed about the upcoming Empire season finale (via ET). “It’s handled in a beautiful way. I think there’s going to be tears and [there's] also going to be a lot of happiness. So you know, it’s OK. It’s going to be great. It’s a phenomenal finale and all questions are going to be answered Wednesday at 9/8 Central, only on Fox.”
FYI: Kaitlin is wearing a Shoshanna top and skirt with Pedro Garcia heels.
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